Teams vying for last shot at grand final spots
CONGRATULATIONS to all teams who made it straight through to out grand final and good luck to teams about to battle it out for another chance.
We remind all players, coaches and spectators that umpire decisions are to be respected. As an association we endeavour to foster a welcoming, tolerant environment where sportsmanship is encouraged, so please be mindful of how your actions affect others. Our sport should be enjoyable for everyone on and off the court.
Please note the time changes for the final games: 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm.
A Grade: On paper GHS Pink Ladies and City Waratahs are closely matched, but with Heidi Dalton in New Zealand with the Australian Indigenous team it leaves Waratahs a shooter down. They will have to reshuffle to accommodate her absence. This could leave the door ajar for Pink Ladies to capitalise.
B1: Redmen Aussie Hotel and GHS Gerry Hatricks have met three times this season with three wins to Aussie Hotel. The odds look tipped in the Redmen team's favour, but if Gerry Hatricks can field a strong defensive team this will be one action-packed hour of netball.
B2: It's a showdown between two GHS teams, Sharks and Honey Badgers. Scores have been close each time these teams have met in the round games. Both teams really want the win, so it will be the one who maintains composure under finals pressure that will come out on top.
C1: After moving up a grade Northside Storm has shown they are a force to be reckoned with. But with pride on the line City Dolphins are not going to go down quietly.
C2: GHS Mixtures narrowly missed going straight through, going down in extra time last week, so they will be wanting to prove their worth. Standing in their way are the GHS Jets who will need to step up their game to earn a spot in the grand final.
D1: City Spirit have a huge job ahead to come out on top against SSB Energizers. City overcame Rhino Warriors last week and will be fighting to continue their winning streak while Energizers will be determined to earn the coveted grand final spot.
D2: Northside Vipers and Northside Angels are two newly formed teams this year, making it fantastic both made finals for the first time. The teams ended the season on equal points so this match could go either way depending on how determined both teams are when they step out on court.
11/12yrs: Northside Koolkids and Rhino Rascals have had to work hard to get to the finals and in doing so have played some great netball throughout the year. Hoping to keep on the right track they are sure to put up a great to earn a spot in the grand final.
10/11yrs: Rhino Sprites and Northside Sparkles are two teams aiming high this Saturday. No matter the outcome though, both have grown throughout the season and are stacked with A Grade players of the future.
This Saturday is the last opportunity to nominate someone for both Club Person of the Year and Coach of the Year.
Don't forget all executive and representative manager positions for 2016 are open for nomination. Nominations close before the September 14 meeting, so be sure to visit us at control prior to this date.
A reminder to all club delegates that your names for annual team awards should be delivered to the control building by Saturday, at which time a meeting will be held with executive and delegate members to discuss matters further.
We are calling for team nominations for this year's Twilight Competition to commence at 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 7 (TBC) after the September school holidays. We are also looking to run a mixed comp depending on numbers. Please contact Brooke on 0437 426 070 or see us at control over the next two Saturdays.
Saturday, 5th September
10/11 yrs: Ct2 Rhino Sprites v NS Sparkles (Annabel Bindon, Kendal Scott)
11/12 yrs: Ct3 Rhino Rascals v NS Koolkids (Natasha Moore, Maeve Grant)
B1 Grade: Ct2 Redmen Aussie Hotel v GHS Gerry Hatricks (Kim Blinman, Karlie Chevalley)
B2 Grade: Ct3 GHS Honey Badgers v GHS Sharks (Tammy Thompson, Monica Hambly)
C1 Grade: Ct4 NS Storm v City Dolphins (Darcee Osborne, Maddy Ellem)
D2 Grade: Ct5 NS Vipers v NS Angels (Annabel Bindon, Sophie Osborne)
C2 Grade: Ct2 GHS Mixtures v GHS Jets (Maddy Ellem, Caitlin Roberts)
A Grade: Ct4 City Waratahs v GHS Pink Ladies (Donna Jackson, Cyndi Allen)
D1 Grade: Ct3 City Spirit v SSB Energizers (Charlotte Sommer, Emersyn Burton)
Reserve: Tammy Thompson